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(Washington Post)   "Under long-standing Virginia law, Sunday had been 'declared a rest day for all species of wild bird and wild animal life, except raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.'"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 42
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DGS [TotalFark]
2014-01-29 04:02:02 PM  
Exactly how Jesus wants it. Those birds ought to be able to get to service in peace.
 
Ant
2014-01-29 04:04:04 PM  
My wife started walking toward a "cat" the other night, wanting to pet it. It was a raccoon.

/not such a cool story, bro.
 
2014-01-29 04:04:13 PM  
Something something, Virginia's proud tradition of hunting coons in the dead of night, something something.

/that's racist.
 
2014-01-29 04:06:35 PM  
Good.

If you don't want to hunt on Sunday, don't hunt on Sunday. simple as that.

Now, Pennsylvania. . .
 
2014-01-29 04:06:55 PM  
"We're pushing God to the side," said the longtime member of the National Rifle Association, avid hunter and reliable Republican pro-gun voice who nonetheless voted to keep the hunting ban in place. "Now Sundays are like almost any other day of the week. Has it really helped our culture? Has it really helped our morals? The more we chip away at Sunday being the Lord's Day, the worse it is for our country."

Oh shut the f*ck up.
 
2014-01-29 04:10:25 PM  
Also:   Ground hogs have a year round hunting season, no limit, in Virginia.  EXPECT they get two days off in August.

Walker: "We're pushing God to the side," said the longtime member of the National Rifle Association, avid hunter and reliable Republican pro-gun voice who nonetheless voted to keep the hunting ban in place. "Now Sundays are like almost any other day of the week. Has it really helped our culture? Has it really helped our morals? The more we chip away at Sunday being the Lord's Day, the worse it is for our country."

Oh shut the f*ck up.


What does that have to do with gun rights?  So you're saying the Church has the ability to infringe ON THE farkING CONSTITUTION?

Damn pinkos.
 
2014-01-29 04:12:16 PM  
It's very similar to beer and wine sales in Texas. Make it so you can't hunt or drink on a sunday morning and maybe more men will show up for church services.
 
2014-01-29 04:12:23 PM  

Walker: "We're pushing God to the side," said the longtime member of the National Rifle Association, avid hunter and reliable Republican pro-gun voice who nonetheless voted to keep the hunting ban in place. "Now Sundays are like almost any other day of the week. Has it really helped our culture? Has it really helped our morals? The more we chip away at Sunday being the Lord's Day, the worse it is for our country."

Oh shut the f*ck up.


Classic "Fudd".  Member of gun culture 1.0.  Don't worry, people like him are dying out and being replaced by people who don't mind hunting with an AK or an AR.
 
2014-01-29 04:13:13 PM  
TN used to have the same blue law till like the 80s someone got it overturned in state court on 1st amendment basis because the whole wording of Lords day of rest crap
 
2014-01-29 04:13:32 PM  
Hunting on Sunday is a veni-sin.
 
2014-01-29 04:16:46 PM  

Ant: My wife started walking toward a "cat" the other night, wanting to pet it. It was a raccoon.

/not such a cool story, bro.


In my neighborhood, especially in deepwinter, you can easily see that Raccoons and bears are closely related species.   I've seen some that were the size of a small german shepherd or rotwieler
 
2014-01-29 04:19:42 PM  

uncleacid: Hunting on Sunday is a veni-sin.


blakesnow.com
 
2014-01-29 04:20:56 PM  
Then there's the Virginia Raccoon Corollary to the Startrek Away Team Red Shirt Rule -- watch the guy in the Racoon costume on a very drunken Saturday night/early Sunday morning in a countryside setting.
 
2014-01-29 04:22:34 PM  

Ant: My wife started walking toward a "cat" the other night, wanting to pet it. It was a raccoon.

/not such a cool story, bro.


Be happy it wasn't a skunk.
 
2014-01-29 04:24:22 PM  

Walker: Oh shut the f*ck up.


My response was exactly the same. Dude strikes me as the most sanctimonious asshole I've heard from in a while.
 
2014-01-29 04:25:10 PM  
Laws a' mercy

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Ant
2014-01-29 04:25:21 PM  

Magorn: you can easily see that Raccoons and bears are closely related species


They do walk like tiny little bears.
 
2014-01-29 04:27:05 PM  
Leave the rackins alone!1!!

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2014-01-29 04:29:30 PM  

DGS: Exactly how Jesus wants it. Those birds ought to be able to get to service in peace.


Francis of Assisi approves.
 
2014-01-29 04:35:34 PM  
Now, Wright is facing another major incursion into the Christian day of worship

That would be YOUR Christian day of worship. It's not mine, so fark you. You don't want to sell beer on Sunday? Then don't. You don't want to hunt on Sunday? Then don't. You want to spend all day at church at church on Sunday? Feel free. Just leave everyone else the fark alone to spend their Sundays how they want. It's not your place to tell me how to spend my time.
 
2014-01-29 04:42:54 PM  

abhorrent1: Now, Wright is facing another major incursion into the Christian day of worship

That would be YOUR Christian day of worship. It's not mine, so fark you. You don't want to sell beer on Sunday? Then don't. You don't want to hunt on Sunday? Then don't. You want to spend all day at church at church on Sunday? Feel free. Just leave everyone else the fark alone to spend their Sundays how they want. It's not your place to tell me how to spend my time.


Apostate. Back in the good old days, when America was America, they'd shun you and drive you forth from the colony for talking like that. You don't want social pressure to attend church (and the right KIND of church) in rural southern Virginia? Then go live with the godless heathens in Richmond.
 
2014-01-29 04:53:43 PM  

mbillips: abhorrent1: Now, Wright is facing another major incursion into the Christian day of worship

That would be YOUR Christian day of worship. It's not mine, so fark you. You don't want to sell beer on Sunday? Then don't. You don't want to hunt on Sunday? Then don't. You want to spend all day at church at church on Sunday? Feel free. Just leave everyone else the fark alone to spend their Sundays how they want. It's not your place to tell me how to spend my time.

Apostate. Back in the good old days, when America was America, they'd shun you and drive you forth from the colony for talking like that. You don't want social pressure to attend church (and the right KIND of church) in rural southern Virginia? Then go live with the godless heathens in Richmond.


Stop oppressing me!
 
2014-01-29 04:56:15 PM  
This is a pain is the A for some people who like to take a nice Sunday hike or ride without worrying about morons shooting at them who can't tell the difference between a horse or dog and a deer.

/while most hunters actually look before they shoot, know at least a couple folks who have had this happen to them, so only go out in certain areas on Sundays.
//because a 17 hand high 1700 lbs white horse looks just like a deer from 50 yards apparently.
 
2014-01-29 05:03:43 PM  

Thingster: Good.

If you don't want to hunt on Sunday, don't hunt on Sunday. simple as that.

Now, Pennsylvania. . .


I doubt if we'll ever get Sunday hunting in PA.  every time the Game Commission holds hearings on it, the same group bible-thumpers and whack jobs show up in Harrisburg saying they won't let anybody hunt on their land if we allow Sunday hunting.

i enjoy deer hunting during rifle season, but it's been a few years since i got my license.  with my job - it's hard to schedule any time off between Thanksgiving and Christmas to go out.  it's worthless for me to get a license just to hunt the two Saturdays during the season.  if we had Sunday hunting - i might get my license again

/weird but true - you can hunt crows in Pennsylvania on Sundays, but nothing else.
 
2014-01-29 05:07:55 PM  
When I sip an cold Lonestar while standing over a freshly killed deer in the beautiful Texas Hill Country on a Sunday morning brings me closer to God.
 
2014-01-29 05:17:22 PM  
i thought that said vagina laws. are there penis laws?
 
2014-01-29 05:22:37 PM  
Will the other animals likewise be prohibited from hunting animals? So much for their Sunday dinner.
 
2014-01-29 05:30:08 PM  
I hate blue laws.
 
2014-01-29 05:33:13 PM  

mbillips: Back in the good old days, when America was America, they'd shun you and drive you forth from the colony for talking like that. You don't want social pressure to attend church (and the right KIND of church) in rural southern Virginia? Then go live with the godless heathens in Richmond.


images.politico.com

// also - Eric Cantor's biatch face (dot) Tumblr (dot) com
// link won't work (farking filter)
 
2014-01-29 05:34:46 PM  
Look here, gunfappers - if you can't stand to go 24 hrs. without killing something, just kill yourselves and each other!
Every body wins!
 
2014-01-29 05:36:50 PM  

Walker: "We're pushing God to the side," said the longtime member of the National Rifle Association, avid hunter and reliable Republican pro-gun voice who nonetheless voted to keep the hunting ban in place. "Now Sundays are like almost any other day of the week. Has it really helped our culture? Has it really helped our morals? The more we chip away at Sunday being the Lord's Day, the worse it is for our country."

Oh shut the f*ck up.


Dude, he's shomer f#cking shabbos.
 
2014-01-29 05:46:58 PM  

Ant: My wife started walking toward a "cat" the other night, wanting to pet it. It was a raccoon.

/not such a cool story, bro.


You should show her the hour eyes commercial and get her glasses.
 
2014-01-29 05:54:53 PM  

jso2897: Look here, gunfappers - if you can't stand to go 24 hrs. without killing something, just kill yourselves and each other!
Every body wins!


Look, biblefapper. if you can't stand to let people spend their Sundays how they want, just kill yourselves and each other!
Every body wins!
 
2014-01-29 05:55:00 PM  

lake_huron: Walker: "We're pushing God to the side," said the longtime member of the National Rifle Association, avid hunter and reliable Republican pro-gun voice who nonetheless voted to keep the hunting ban in place. "Now Sundays are like almost any other day of the week. Has it really helped our culture? Has it really helped our morals? The more we chip away at Sunday being the Lord's Day, the worse it is for our country."

Oh shut the f*ck up.

Dude, he's shomer f#cking shabbos.


"Shabbos", Donny, is Sabbath, the Jewish day of rest - it also happens on Saturday (well, Friday night-Saturday night; the Jewish calendar starts the day after sunset rather than at midnight).

// fun fact: in Hebrew, "Sunday" is "Yom Rishon", meaning "first day"
// and "shabbos" (or "shabbat" depending on the dialect) means "rest"
// duh
 
2014-01-29 06:09:04 PM  

abhorrent1: jso2897: Look here, gunfappers - if you can't stand to go 24 hrs. without killing something, just kill yourselves and each other!
Every body wins!

Look, biblefapper. if you can't stand to let people spend their Sundays how they want, just kill yourselves and each other!
Every body wins!


That would be good, too.

/not a biblefapper - kill all of 'em you want.
 
2014-01-29 06:19:38 PM  
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2014-01-29 06:20:29 PM  

Ant: My wife started walking toward a "cat" the other night, wanting to pet it. It was a raccoon.

/not such a cool story, bro.


I was once in a park at night with a young woman. As we were leaving there was a slight movement, a small shape in front of us. "A rat!" she screamed. I said no, it was just a rabbit, and stomped on the ground to prove it -- it bounced away.

Not 30 seconds later we came across another small shape on the ground. She made some self-satisfied exclamation and stomped on the ground.

It turned and hissed.

You know that scene in the movies where the woman jumps into the guy's arms? Yeah, damn near.... A combination of her not jumping very high, me not being very strong, and me laughing too farking hard worked against that.

Also lost me a lot of points that evening.

Still farking funny, though.
 
2014-01-29 06:22:41 PM  

fearthebunnyman: This is a pain is the A for some people who like to take a nice Sunday hike or ride without worrying about morons shooting at them who can't tell the difference between a horse or dog and a deer.

/while most hunters actually look before they shoot, know at least a couple folks who have had this happen to them, so only go out in certain areas on Sundays.
//because a 17 hand high 1700 lbs white horse looks just like a deer from 50 yards apparently.


You do realize you have every remaining Sunday of the year to hike in the woods? Why not give deer hunters 2 Sundays out of 52?

To be fair, I spend a lot of time in the woods year round. The two days I don't? The Saturdays of deer season.

Open Sundays up.
 
2014-01-29 06:35:35 PM  
And so Sundays were opened up to the hunters. And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals....
 
2014-01-29 06:48:55 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: And so Sundays were opened up to the hunters. And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals....


Ah the book of armaments, my favorite book of the bible.
 
2014-01-29 10:23:12 PM  

Oldiron_79: ArcadianRefugee: And so Sundays were opened up to the hunters. And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals....

Ah the book of armaments, my favorite book of the bible.


Skip a bit, brother...
 
2014-01-30 09:41:39 AM  

fearthebunnyman: This is a pain is the A for some people who like to take a nice Sunday hike or ride without worrying about morons shooting at them who can't tell the difference between a horse or dog and a deer.


Well, let's think about that for a moment.

Over 14.6 million people bought a hunting license in the United States in 2013.

In all of Canada and the United States, approximately 100 people a year die in hunting accidents.

It is such a very, very rare thing that worrying about it is rather stupid.  It's like worrying about an airline accident.

Here is a relatively recent (2007) report on fatal hunting accidents in Tennessee.  Fully *HALF* of the non-fatal accidents were basically people falling out of treestands.

There were two fatal accidents, only one of which was a person being mistaken for game, and they were hunting illegally (using rifles during archery season), and the person shot wasn't wearing blaze orange.

If you're worried about it, just wear an orange hat or vest during your walks in the woods during rifle season (generally not necessary during archery season, idiots above notwithstanding).

In only 2 of the 11 total firearms incidents were the victims not the shooter himself or part of his hunting party, and both of those cases were non-fatal.

There were no cases of people being killed or injured by a bow, or a muzzleloader.
 
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